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Title: Stewart, Frances to Stewart, Harriet, 1869
CollectionRevisiting Our Forest Home, The immigrant letters of Frances Stewart [J. L. Aoki]
SenderStewart, Frances
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationhousewife
Sender Religionunknown
OriginDouro Township, Newcsatle District, Upper Canada
DestinationActon, Ontario, Canada
RecipientStewart, Harriet
Recipient Genderfemale
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Transcript1869: April 15
To [Harriet Stewart], [Acton, Ontario]

Douro — 15th. April 1869

My very dear little Grand daughter

I wish to write you a long letter to show you in the only means in my
power how much pleased I was with your very nice one which Aunt
Dunlop gave me one day lately when I was at Malone. You are improving
very much in writing and I think you will soon write as nicely as Mama.
But you should not wait for Papa to send your letters for he is too slow.
I am glad you did not wait longer. Mamma is a much better medium for
that purpose. Do you know Papa has not written to me since the 22d of
last October! — six months very nearly! Don't you think if he were as far
from you that you would write to him oftener. Dear Mamma has written
me three letters since I had one from him.
You say you often talk about us so I can return the compliment with
truth, for we very often talk of you all. I am glad you got my Christmas
Gift safe. I have so many Grand children now that I can hardly remember
birthdays and I am often sorry to find I have allowed some to pass over
without even sending a letter of remembrance as I fear I have now allowed
dear Mammas to pass bye and dear little Nora's. Oh how I should like to
see you all and to kiss & hug you! ... I had some likenesses taken sometime
ago but they were not approved of so I have not sent any home to
my friends in "the Old Country" but I hope DV to be able to have some better to send in summer if I can. I have only been once in Peterboro
since Christmas! or some time before it. I was at Aunt Dunlops one day
lately and passed dear old Auburn. It always makes me very melancholy
now to drive that way. Papa can tell you why.
And now I must remember that I must write to Mamma & if not
too [ ] perhaps to Papa for I love both of them very much indeed. I
hardly hope my dear children ever to see you again for I feel my days
cannot be many in this world but I earnestly hope and believe we shall
meet in a much happier one, never more to part. And meantime dear
Harrie think of me as I do of you when in prayer & Believe me, Your
Affectionate Grandma,
F. Stewart